Scheduling an Appointment

If you are requesting an initial appointment, please contact us at 417-836-5116, visit the Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304, or

Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Scheduling an appointment at the Counseling Center at MSU is easy! The first counseling session - called an initial consultation - consists of a 15-30 minute appointment exploring the reasons why a student is seeking services, relevant personal history and the development of a personalized care plan with a clinician.

Scheduled initial consultations for the spring semester will be primarily conducted through Zoom.

To schedule a Zoom tele-mental health session or for additional questions, please contact our office at 417-836-5116 or

For students who do not have access to a computer or smart phone to utilize Zoom, we are providing telephone counseling and/or face-to-face consultations.

Crisis intervention

Crisis intervention is provided to help students cope with mental health emergencies. During office hours, call or come by the Counseling Center, Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304. For after-hours mental health emergencies, call 417-836-5116 then press 0 (zero) to speak to a crisis counselor. You may also contact MSU Public Safety at 417-836-5509.

Please do not attempt to contact us about a crisis by email. The use of email is not a secure form of communication, thus confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.